This football cake is a simple jello cake. I used a Duncan Hines yellow boxed cake in a 9X13 glass pan. You can also use a metal pan, however with a glass pan you can view the bottom to see if the jello mixture bleed to the bottom, if not add more jello.
I used 2 small strawberry jello boxed mixes, you can use any flavor your family likes. Just bake your cake according to the box directions. Then get a clean sharp knife, insert it in the cake, from top to bottom straight down all over to make holes in the cake for the jello. Prepare your jello mix, then pour warm mixture all over your cake, don't forget to check the bottom to make sure the jello has bled all the way through, if not just add more jello, then place your un-frosted cake in the fridge overnight.
Remove the cake from fridge then cover entire cake with cool whip, then cover entire base with green sugar sprinkles all over for grass, this will bleed so do this just before serving or you can add more green sugar just before serving. Then place football theme decoration on cake.I got my cake decorations at a cake and candy supply we have locally, they have a wide selection of cake topper and cupcake candies too.
This is a cool Yummy cake perfect for a summer party. My family's favorite! This can be made with sugar free jello and cool whip which I have done and it's still Yummy!
I made a football cake for my companies UT tailgate party and won first place! I made a checker board sheet cake and a four layer round checker board cake that I cut to look more like a helmet.
I put the round cakes on a cardboard circle with three cut dowel rods underneath it for support. The cakes were coconut flavored for the white part and orange for the orange part. I used coconut flavoring for the icing.
The bottom cake board I covered with orange wrapping paper and then with clear contact paper so it stays looking nice and you can wipe it off with a wet paper towel if you need to.
For the chocolate footballs I used a Jiggler mold that I had. Then for the face mask of the helmet I used fondant icing by Wilton. And for a final touch I added some orange sparkling gel to the orange icing on the helmet and on the white boarder. It was a good accent and it's by Wilton too.
Around the base of the cake I wrote...Rocky Top...You'll Always Be...Home Sweet Home...To Me! Go Tennessee!
First I made a rectangle cake. I purchased all the cake decorations for the football cake at the store. I frosted the cake with green icing for the field. I used white icing for the yard lines.
I got on the internet and found the picture of the 'Bengals" tiger and printed it out and then laminated it. Then I made the end zones myself by just coloring tiger stripes and writing Bengals, I also laminated it so the cake wouldn't seep into the paper.
For the people, I had to paint them of course Orange and Black for the Bengals and Yellow and Black for the Steelers. I put the field goals at the end of the cake. I also had a football cake pan and I made one of those with chocolate cake and chocolate icing and piped in the seams with white icing.